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Renowned leadership scholar will visit St. Kate's in April

Barry Posner, Ph.D., co-author of The Leadership Challenge and an internationally renowned leadership scholar will address Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) students, faculty, alumnae and friends at the annual MAOL Global Leadership Learning event on April 10, 2013.

The Leadership Challenge illuminates “why and how leadership is everyone’s business,” with groundbreaking research into leadership theory funneled into exemplary leadership practices.

Translated into more than 20 foreign languages with over two million copies in print, the book has served as the introductory leadership text in the MAOL program since the program’s launch in 1986. The Leadership Challenge is used across St. Catherine University by graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff.

At St. Kate's, Posner will address the global implications of the research he and co-author Jim Kouzes have conducted over the past 30 years — including current issues in global leadership. The program will run 7–8:30 p.m. in Rauenhorst Hall, Coeur de Catherine on the St. Paul campus. A dessert reception will follow. Tickets are $20; register online by April 1 or call Val at 651-690-6420.

Posner is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and former dean of the school. He has published six books and over 85 articles, and currently serves on numerous public and private organizations, plus the editorial review boards of the International Journal of Servant-Leadership and Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

In addition to presenting around the globe, Posner has held visiting professorships at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sabanci University (Istanbul) and the University of Western Australia. He has also provided leadership consulting to clients such as Apple, Charles Schwab, Dow, HP, IKEA, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, Merck, Northrop Grumman and Trader Joe’s.

Posner received his bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara; his master’s in public administration from The Ohio State University; and his doctorate in organizational behavior and administrative theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Feb. 18, 2013 by Julie Michener

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